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Israelis You Should Know: Moshe Safdie

Yad Vashem museum (Photo: flickr/keithwills)

Name: Moshe Safdie

Age: 77

About him: Moshe Safdie is an Israeli-Canadian-American architect who designed the Yad Vashem Holocaust History Museum in Jerusalem.

Moshe Safdie was born to a Syrian-Jewish family in Haifa, Israel, in 1938. As a teen, he moved with his family to Montreal, where he studied architecture at McGill University. After an apprenticeship in Philadelphia, Safdie returned to Montreal where he oversaw the design for the Expo 67 World's Fair, with his Habitat 67 being one of the event's main features.

In 1970, Safdie opened a Jerusalem office, and designed the Yad Vashem museum, as well as the Alrov Mamilla Quarter. He has taught at Ben Gurion, Yale, and McGill universities, and his designs are known for their curves, geometric patterns, and open and green spaces.

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